IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

Controlling cyclic combustion timing variations using a symbol-statistics predictive approach in an HCCI engine

Listed author(s):
  • Ghazimirsaied, Ahmad
  • Koch, Charles Robert
Registered author(s):

    Cyclic variation of a Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) engine near misfire is analyzed using chaotic theory methods and feedback control is used to stabilize high cyclic variations. Variation of consecutive cycles of θPmax (the crank angle of maximum cylinder pressure over an engine cycle) for a Primary Reference Fuel engine is analyzed near misfire operation for five test points with similar conditions but different octane numbers. The return map of the time series of θPmax at each combustion cycle reveals the deterministic and random portions of the dynamics near misfire for this HCCI engine. A symbol-statistic approach is used to predict θPmax one cycle-ahead. Predicted θPmax has similar dynamical behavior to the experimental measurements. Based on this cycle ahead prediction, and using fuel octane as the input, feedback control is used to stabilize the instability of θPmax variations at this engine condition near misfire.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Applied Energy.

    Volume (Year): 92 (2012)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 133-146

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:eee:appene:v:92:y:2012:i:c:p:133-146
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2011.09.018
    Contact details of provider: Web page:

    Order Information: Postal:

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

    in new window

    1. Maurya, Rakesh Kumar & Agarwal, Avinash Kumar, 2011. "Experimental investigation on the effect of intake air temperature and air-fuel ratio on cycle-to-cycle variations of HCCI combustion and performance parameters," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 88(4), pages 1153-1163, April.
    2. Komninos, N.P. & Kosmadakis, G.M., 2011. "Heat transfer in HCCI multi-zone modeling: Validation of a new wall heat flux correlation under motoring conditions," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 88(5), pages 1635-1648, May.
    3. Gan, Suyin & Ng, Hoon Kiat & Pang, Kar Mun, 2011. "Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) combustion: Implementation and effects on pollutants in direct injection diesel engines," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 88(3), pages 559-567, March.
    4. Machrafi, Hatim & Cavadias, Simeon & Amouroux, Jacques, 2008. "A parametric study on the emissions from an HCCI alternative combustion engine resulting from the auto-ignition of primary reference fuels," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 85(8), pages 755-764, August.
    5. Sen, Asok K. & Zheng, Jianjun & Huang, Zuohua, 2011. "Dynamics of cycle-to-cycle variations in a natural gas direct-injection spark-ignition engine," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 88(7), pages 2324-2334, July.
    6. Maurya, Rakesh Kumar & Agarwal, Avinash Kumar, 2011. "Experimental study of combustion and emission characteristics of ethanol fuelled port injected homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) combustion engine," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 88(4), pages 1169-1180, April.
    7. Yang, Dong-bo & Wang, Zhi & Wang, Jian-Xin & Shuai, Shi-jin, 2011. "Experimental study of fuel stratification for HCCI high load extension," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 88(9), pages 2949-2954.
    8. Komninos, N.P., 2009. "Modeling HCCI combustion: Modification of a multi-zone model and comparison to experimental results at varying boost pressure," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 86(10), pages 2141-2151, October.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:appene:v:92:y:2012:i:c:p:133-146. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dana Niculescu)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.